Whilst I’ve been away on my holidays the winners of the Millesima Blog Awards for 2017 have been announced and I’d love to dedicate today’s post as a massive and belated congratulations to all the winners!
I was there this Monday just gone in my “Rhone Valley” lectures for my diploma and heard a brilliant fact that I thought I had to share with you all! Apparently the winemakers of Chateauneuf-Du-Pape felt the urge to bring this into legal statute back in the 1950s and to this day it’s arguably the … More The Best Wine Law You’ve Ever Heard!
A fella called Rudi got in touch a couple of weeks back and he’s had a go at making a film about Burgundy. I say “had a go”, this is a pretty full on and impressive production. But I mean, where do you even start with that? Do you concentrate on it from a touristy … More Making You Want To Make The Trip
Last year I was asked to enter a blog into the Millesima Blog Awards. It kind of came out the blue and I didn’t really know what the team at Millesima were after by asking me. I get a bit panicky when I think things look too easy or too good to be true. But … More The Millesima Blog Awards – Trust Me It’s Worth It!!
Following on from my first live tweet up session last week with the Villa Maria guys and girls, I’m back worryingly quickly to do it all again! I’m going to do a take over of the twitter feed for the CIVB’s UK account. The CIVB are the marketing body for the wines of Bordeaux, … More Twitter Take Over – It’s Bordeaux Time!!
French wine laws are now ridiculous expansive. Most punters who pick up a bottle of French wine at a shop will look at the whether the Chateau on the label looks nice and decide on that rather than get tangled in the mire of labeling terms jumbled all over the shop. But there is a … More BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS
Jura’s not a wine region of France that I’d expect many (non-wine-geek) people of heard of, let alone know much about their wines. It’s pretty small, at only about half the size of Chablis in Burgundy. But with 5 different grape varieties producing in excess of 25 genuinely distinct styles of wine, it’s definitely one … More TINY LITTLE PLACE WITH LOTS OF STYLE